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Balanced Diet

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21 March 2024

Balanced diet

Nutritionists defined “balanced diet” as a food that is rich in the right amount of nutrients/vitamins in the right quantity and quality that nourishes the body: right caloric value, not in excess of essential vitamins ABC…Z, at the same time, not deficient of essential vitamins. The balanced diet may include grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits and moderate size of choice desserts.

No matter how right the nutritionists’ definition of balanced diet may seem to be, they are still far from being right because the human being comprises of the “body”, “spirit” and “soul”. The body may be felt, seen and touched but the Spirit is the invisible and dynamic man living in your body, the temple of the Most High God. The body of a human being is the house of the Spirit of God that dwells in us. Without this important occupant, the body will become lifeless. When we consume the so-called balanced diet, according to the nutritionist, it nourishes the flesh only when it digests in our alimentary canals. The Spirit does not eat the food of the flesh. How then can a human being’s diet be balanced when the occupant of the body, the Spirit of the Living God in us is starving?

Therefore, the question is how do we feed the Spirit? The Spirit is fed with spiritual things. This comprises of a sweet fellowship in the presence of the Lord, a praise worship in our hearts in form of song or hymn and lastly, living in the ever-rich and ever fresh word of God. Reading the word constantly and seeking the divine understanding of it through meditation, because the Bible says “God is Spirit . . . must be worshiped in Spirit and in truth. Living in the revelation of the word of God in truth, in righteousness and in holiness as demanded by the commandment of God. “The combination of nourishing food in the stomach and spiritual food in our hearts makes a balanced diet. This is the concept of a balanced diet explained from spiritual point of view.

Paul was aware of the importance of food in the body and yet he admonished, “Let the word of Christ (the spiritual food) dwell in you richly in all wisdom.” (Colossians 3:16) God specifically told Joshua that the book of law should not depart from his hand. He commanded him to meditate on it day and night, and in it, he will prosper. (Joshua 1:8). The Psalmist revealed the wonderful effect of this spiritual food when he said, in the Book of Psalm, the person will be like a tree planted by the river side that bring forth its fruits in its due season. (Psalm 1:2-3) Jesus Christ said, “Man shall not live by the bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

The good news about this spiritual food is that there is no problem of excess in-take. It is fat free. It does not cause constipation to its consumer. In fact, the more you take out of this food of the Spirit, the more it will mold you and shape you, and prepare you to attain your highest spiritual life. And finally will help you to perfect your eternity in heaven.

I must have whetted your appetite with the information of this delicious food. This special spiritual food is only available through Christ Jesus. You are cordially invited to partake in this spiritual food, in the table prepared by Jesus Christ. I am sure, you will love it. May God bless you richly in the love of His Son, our Blessed Savior, the Word–the Spiritual food that became flesh for you and for me.

Please read the following Bible passages

Colossians 3:16; Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2-3; Matthew 4:4


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